NYTECH & CompTIA "Federal Legislative Briefing" 2012

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On Wednesday, March 14, 2012, the New York Technology Council and CompTIA, provided a joint "Federal Legislative Briefing" at EisnerAmper. Together they discussed technology opportunities related to public policies currently in progress in Washington, DC.

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NYTECH & CompTIA "Federal Legislative Briefing" 2012

  1. 1. Federal Legislative Briefing:New York Technology CouncilMatthew L. EvansManager, Public AdvocacyCompTIA
  2. 2. Agenda CompTIA & TechVoice Access to Capital Legislation Immigration Reform and STEM Cybersecurity/Data Breach Troops to Tech Careers
  3. 3. CompTIA & TechVoice www.techvoice.org Partnership between CompTIA and Regional Tech Associations Across the Country
  4. 4. CompTIA 2012 Policy Priorities• Support Skills for the 21st Century Workforce• Champion the SMB Tech Entrepreneur• Lead In Internet Governance and Security• Support New Technology Models.
  5. 5. Access To Capital Legislation• H.R. 3606, Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act – Increase small business SEC exemption from $5 million to $50 million. – Raise the shareholder threshold for mandatory SEC registration from 500 to 1,000 shareholders. – Enable “crowdfunding” by exempting small issues ($1 million/$2 million if audited financials provided) from SEC registration requirements. – Remove the prohibition against general solicitation or advertising if all purchasers of the securities are accredited investors.• Small Business Contracting Legislation – Collection of bills aimed to increase and strengthen small business participation in government contracting
  6. 6. Immigration Reform• STAPLE ACT (H.R. 399) – Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) – Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement (2011)• Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 3012) – Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) – Passed House (Nov. 29th) / Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar (1/23/2012)• STEM Visa Act of 2011 (S. 1986) – Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) – Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary• INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3692) – Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) – Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary
  7. 7. Internet Governance• Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Act of 2012 – Position• Mobile Security and Privacy – CompTIA Congressional Mobility Event • Panel Discussion• Cloud Computing – Briefing on cloud computing focused on the impact of this platform on SMB. • Tentatively scheduled for March 27 • Hosted by the Small Business IT Caucus
  8. 8. Troops to Tech Careers http://troopstotechcareers.org/
  9. 9. Tools of the Trade: Research & White Papers
  10. 10. Stay informed w/ CompTIAwww.techvoice.org Policy Watch Newsletter

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